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Random House Publishing Group, 1998 - Fiction - 373 pages
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A beautiful young woman with amnesia lies in Ward 8 of Ellis Hospital, remembering nothing about where she was driving when her car plunged over a cliff--or the identity of the dead child in the backseat. Naming the anonymous patient Mathilde, Nurse Adele Monsarrat calls on her psychiatrist ex-lover to help the crash victim recover her shadowed past.
Yet someone is determined to keep Mathilde silenced as a threatening presence infiltrates the dark hospital halls--while outside in the community, four people are brutally murdered in what appear to be professional hits. Then the police uncover disturbing connections between the victims--and Mathilde--forcing Adele into a hot zone of terror, where ruthless violence spreads like a disease no doctor can cure. . . .

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About the author (1998)

Echo Heron is the author of Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse, a New York Times bestseller; Condition Critical: The Story of a Nurse Continues; Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front; the novel Mercy; and the medical thrillers Pulse and Panic. She has been a critical-care nurse in coronary and emergency medicine for seventeen years. At present, Ms. Heron lives with her cat, Mooshie. Together they are working on her next book.

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